landscaping with natural stone

Natural Stone: Its Unique Advantages and Where to Use It

Considered to be one of the strongest and most durable of nature’s materials, natural stone is a popular choice for outdoor living projects. It’s versatile, ranging in size from small rock paths to large boulder walls, and comes in a wide range of colors. And stone also complements other materials such as wood, metal, and brick.

Esposito Masonry collaborates with DiSabatino Landscaping to offer artisan masonry work throughout the tri-state area. They offer numerous ways to utilize natural stone in your next design and build project:

Stone Patios and Outdoor Spaces

Embrace the natural beauty and durability of stone with a patio or walkway. It’s low maintenance and lasts for generations. In this area, bluestone and travertine are some of the most popular options with homeowners. The stone can be polished or left with natural texture depending on your preference. It’s the perfect border for a pool deck as well.

Steps and Walkways

From large, natural boulders to square cut slabs, natural stone is an excellent choice for steps and pathways. It can be used with smaller river rock or accentuated with brick trim to make a stylish impact on your backyard. Expert stonemasons can explain what works best with the design and layout of your home.

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Fireplaces and Fire Pits

The best fireplaces and fire pits are made from stone. They’re natural conductors for heat, helping retain the warmth of a fire. Consider a grand stone fireplace with a cap to serve as a focal point for your backyard space. You can run a gas line or use a wood-burning fire pit anywhere in your yard, as part of a patio or its own separate space.

Outdoor Pizza Oven

Outdoor Kitchens and Pizza Ovens

Entertain guests at your home without sacrificing indoor comforts and amenities. You don’t need a large kitchen to accommodate a full menu. DiSabatino Design Build offers a wealth of options, including built-in appliances, ceiling fans, and outdoor pavilions. Accent your kitchen with natural stone floors, ambient lighting, or weather-sensitive pergolas.

Retaining Walls and Stone Courtyards

If you need help with the elevation of your yard, a stone retaining wall can help with water runoff and keep soil levels where they need to be. They’re a beautiful solution to regrading the slope of your home. Stone courtyard walls increase privacy, block out noise, and enhance the beauty of your home. They’re elegant and timeless, lasting for multiple decades. 

Explore Esposito Masonry and DiSabatino Landscaping’s portfolio of hardscaping projects to learn more about what you can realize with your home.